We are thrilled to present the collaboration between the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet and Clarice Assad, who have known each other for many years, having discovered a striking musical affinity early on in their friendship. They have developed an eclectic programme of genre-defying music full of rhythm, energy, humour and emotion, which they look forward to presenting on disc and in concert in 2020 and the 20-21 season. The new CD, featuring this extraordinary combination of musicians, will be released by Chandos in July 2020.
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet return for the fifth time as special guests for the Guitar Jamboree, as part of Craig Ogden’s Guitar Weekend 2019 at the Bridgewater Hall, Manchester.
Starting with rehearsals from 10am the Guitar Jamboree culminates in a concert at 2pm on Sunday 27th January, featuring a massed guitar orchestra of players of all ages and abilities, with the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet as the soloists. Together they will perform a new commission by Callum Dewar. The quartet will then give a half-hour performance of their own for the audience at the Bridgewater Hall.
Cambrian News, Ben Ridler
On Monday 9th July you will be able to hear the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet live on BBC Radio 3 In Tune.
Mike, Vasilis, James and Rory will be chatting to Sean Rafferty about their forthcoming concert at Buxton International Festival next week. They are also at Church Stretton Festival later in the month. They are also hugely looking forward to playing live from the Radio 3 In Tune studio; listen out for pieces by Ariel Ramirez, Alberto Ginastera and Astor Piazzolla, arranged for Guitar Quartet!
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet are delighted to be playing at the prestigious Sheffield Chamber Music Festival on Saturday afternoon. Their programme, entitled ‘Aspects’ – also the name of their latest recording for Chandos – features classical favourites, irresistible tango and famous movie hits, perfect for music-lovers of all ages.
In the Winter 2017 edition of Classical Guitar Magazine – just out – you can read the Aquarelle Guitar Quartet‘s recent, and very extensive, discussion with Thérèse Saba. She asks the group about their career to date and the thinking behind their selection of music for their latest Chandos recording, ‘Aspects‘.
Their programme at Hall for Cornwall on 21st September draws on music from right around the globe, featuring many of the group’s most popular pieces, including Rimsky-Korsakov’s familiar and exciting Capriccio Espagnol when you will hear all of the sonorities you would expect to hear in the flamboyant orchestral version.
Audiophile Audition, Daniel Coombs
American Record Guide, Kenneth Keaton
Musique pour tous, Quebec - Philippe Adelfang
The Aquarelle Guitar Quartet's latest release for Chandos Records comes up in conversation with presenter and composer John Brunning, in this month's Classical Music Magazine.More
‘Aspects’ is now available for download and we are delighted to unveil the track list:
Elegy for Four Guitars by John Brunning, filmed backstage at the Royal Albert Hall before Classic FM Live
De Usuahia a la Quiaca (from Motorcycle Diaries) by Gustavo Santaolalla , arr. Vasilis Bessas